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                                         "You Are A Servant"
                                 
                                                              
               by Minister Ginger London, MA





In maximizing your ministry and calling you must realize that you are God’s servant. One
who is chosen to serve and worship Him in spirit and truth.  As a servant you have a
responsibility.

A Servant’s Responsibility  is
“An Act Of Worship.”

As a servant your responsibility can be found in Romans 12:1-11. The Scripture text begins
by saying, “I beseech you therefore, brethren” in the King James Version and it says in the
New International Version, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers.” The word beseech or urge
means  
TO CALL TO A PERSON WITH AN INTENT TO PRODUCE A PARTICULAR
EFFECT
, which could be comfort, exhortation, an appeal, or an encouragement.  The word
brethren  or brothers means
PEOPLE IN THE SAME CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY OF
FAITH
.  Therefore, your ministry, your calling should be one that calls to a person or a group
of people to produce a particular effect such as, exhortation and encouragement.

The first thing you should know about a servant’s responsibility is that the ultimate goal of a
servant is
“YOUR SPIRITUAL ACT OF WORSHIP.” Verse one tells you to offer your
bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship. The
first aspect of your act of worship is presenting your bodies as living sacrifices. The Bible
teaches us in the Old Testament when sacrificing an animal according to God’s law, a priest
killed the animal, cut it in pieces, and placed it on the altar.

The Spirit of the Lord is saying to you His servant - no more goats and bullocks, no more
dead animals on the altar - I want you to give yourselves as living sacrifices - not in bits and
pieces,
BUT ALL OF YOU. As a believer and a servant leader you must possess a single-
minded passion to please God in love, devotion, praise and holiness, and to offer your bodies
to his service, as a temple of the Holy Spirit.

Iron Sharpens Iron Exercise:  You will need an extra sheet of paper.

Answer the following two questions.

1.   Have you offered your body  as a living sacrifice?
2.   What part of your body do you still use for your pleasures outside of God’s will?

Excerpt from "Understanding Your Calling" Study Manual             
             
                              
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